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Transition from Futures to Challengers (Choosing the right tournaments)


In this presentation from the 2016 Tennis Europe Coaches Conference Dermot Sweeney, ITF Technical Director of Training Centres and Players, explores key statistics and considerations that are important for coaches when planning players’ transition from ITF Futures to ATP Challenger level ...Read more tournaments.

Dermot gives an overview of a set of guiding principles that play a fundamental part in this phase of player development including; players and their coaching teams continually re-evaluating results/ranking and setting new challenges and why the player’s development and competition plan should be integrated and tailored to every individual player’s needs amongst other vital principles with examples from current players transitioning to the higher levels of men’s professional tennis.


Dermot Sweeney